July Workshops at the Co-op

Please join us for our lineup of workshops in July, including a fantastic selection of topics, from transit changes in our region to self-care for detox, rejuvenation, and weight loss. We’ve also got our next book club meeting, featuring The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister, a Get to Know Your Co-op workshop focused on the Co-op’s Council, and our first off-site adventure, a gleaning-focused tour of Ananda Gardens.

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are free and take place in our upstairs community room. An elevator to access that room is available upon request. Space for our workshops is limited and pre-registration is suggested. You can reserve your spot using our easy online form here or by signing up on the bulletin board in our exit way. If you are interested in presenting a workshop, we would love to hear from you, please fill out our online application form here. If you have any questions related to workshops, give us a call at 802-262-3202 or email info@hungermountain.coop.

Farm Tour: Gleaning at Ananda Gardens
With Patrick Sullivan of Ananda Gardens and Allison Levin of Community Harvest of Central Vermont
Tuesday, July 9
6:00 – 7:00pm

Tour Ananda Gardens at its beautiful new location just outside of Montpelier. Learn about the farm’s operations and how they partner with gleaners. Join a discussion led by Allison Levin, Director of Community Harvest of Central Vermont, to learn about how gleaning fits into their work to feed the community and is part of a healthy food system.

This free workshop takes place at Ananda Gardens. The Co-op will not provide transportation, although participants are encouraged to carpool on their own. Participants should plan to get themselves to the farm to meet at 6pm for the start of the workshop. A Co-op community relations team member will be there to greet you. The farm is located at 2416 Horn of the Moon Rd. in Montpelier, directions from the Co-op to the farm are here.

Next Gen, What’s it all About? Changes to Transit Service in Your Region
With Rachel Kennedy of Green Mountain Transit
Wednesday, July 10
5:00 – 7:00pm

Green Mountain Transit is finishing up a two year comprehensive system redesign. Capital Region changes are slated for implementation with the opening of the Taylor One Transit Center on Taylor St. in Montpelier in August/September of this year. They’ve been working hard at refining the plan, based on public comments, through several public outreach periods. They are in the final phase and would love to bring the final plan out to the Hunger Mountain Co-op Community, as part of a larger public outreach initiative, during the first two weeks in July. They will be presenting on changes, doing an interactive activity, and gathering public comment that will inform the final service change recommendations. Please join us, and help shape the future of transit in your region!

Introduction to Repair Cafés
With Theron Lay-Sleeper of Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District and Eric Bachman of Onion River Exchange
Thursday, July 11
5:30 – 7:00pm

Eric Bachman (Onion River Exchange) and Theron Lay-Sleeper (ECO Americorps/Central Vermont Waste Management District) will share their experience organizing Repair Cafés. Originally conceived in the Netherlands, these community events are a place for people to share their knowledge and skills in repairing household items. Both the idea and practice are intended to foster re-skilling, community-building, and a stewardship of objects that reduces consumption and waste. Please join us to learn more and get involved in these events yourself.

Get to Know Your Co-op: Your Council
With members of the Co-op Council
Monday, July 15
5:30 – 6:30pm

Learn about the Co-op’s Council and how they represent all of our member-owners.

Gleaning and Our View of Food
With Allison Levin of Community Harvest of Central Vermont
Wednesday, July 17
6:00 – 7:30pm

Allison Levin takes you through the lens of gleaning to explore your relationship with food. This presentation will focus on gleaning in our area and will be followed by an open discussion of using/eating imperfect food, reducing wasted food, and knowing local farms better, among other topics.

School’s out for Summer: Self-Care for Rejuvenation, Detox, and Weight Loss
With Amy Panetta, MA, NC, Nutrition and Weight Loss Consultant
Thursday, July 18
6:00 – 7:30pm

School is out and the summer is in full swing! Through the long winter, have you felt restless, as well as overwhelmed with stress? And even though you would love to roll into the “lazy days of summer,” are you finding the calendar full of activities? With Amy Panetta, you will take a much-needed time-out and get inspired to take up some new self-care activities that will help you detox from stress, rebalance ourselves, and even help you shed excess weight! You will learn the biochemistry of stress on the body, how it can impact weight gain, and you will leave with a number of strategies you can use right away in your daily life! Through using these techniques consistently, you can feel well rested and begin autumn activities with a better sense of inner calm.
$8 members/$10 nonmembers. Minimum requirement of 4 people.

Food Book Club
With Robert Barossi of Hunger Mountain Co-op & Kellogg Hubbard Library
Thursday, July 25
6:00 – 7:00pm

Dining on exceptional food and reading an extraordinary book are two great pleasures, and we hope you’ll join us for a book club, co-presented by Kellogg-Hubbard Library, designed to bring those two joys together. This month’s book: The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister.